A fully integrated fitness routine and strategy should go beyond the actual workout to include important essentials such as nutrition, rest, and recovery time.
How Can A Hot Tub Help Physical Recovery?
Recovery refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body’s ability to repair itself. There are many facets to recovery, including hydration, stretching, stress management, and developing the proper mental state.
Your Caldera Spas hot tub can assist recovery in a variety of ways. While ice baths can help relieve pain and inflammation from a difficult workout, heat is also an essential component in the recovery process.
Full immersion in hot water, combined with targeted jets, can massage, loosen and recharge fatigued muscles.
How? Time in a hot tub will raise your body temperature, which dilates blood vessels. This process results in increased circulation, purging toxins, and supplying nutrients that help cells and tissues regenerate.
Many hot tub users also report that time spent in their hot tub helps relieve joint pain and increases flexibility.
How Does Massage Help?
Massage has always been a major component of athletic recovery, but not everyone has access to a daily masseuse. However, those with a Caldera Spas hot tub do.
With more powerful motors and strategically placed jets, our hot tubs can deliver a targeted, deep tissue massage to release tension from overworked, tight muscles or knots, soothe muscle spasms and diminish aches and pains.
Caldera Spas hot tubs are designed with the power to deliver the type of deep massage some muscles require.
For a full-body, holistic approach, our hot tubs are also strategically designed to deliver Hot Tub Circuit Therapy, a seat-to-seat approach that targets all major muscle groups in the same way personal trainers construct a full-body workout.
As you move about your hot tub, you can spend a few minutes on neck and shoulders, central back muscles, lower back, calves and thighs, and even the bottoms of your feet.
Control the intensity of your spa by adjusting the jets. Ranging from a deep, forceful massage to a gentle, relaxing sensation, pick the perfect setting for you.
Can I Stretch In My Hot Tub?
Dynamic stretching is the preferred method of preparing for your fitness routine or workout. But in a hot tub, muscles relax and loosen, allowing for some light static stretching.
While hot tubs are not designed as a stretching station, you can perform some gentle stretches and movements to help muscles loosen and elongate.
What Are The Mental Recovery Benefits?
Part of the recovery process from your fitness routine involves managing stress and developing a proper mental state. Time in a hot tub can help you relax and clear your mind, allowing you to combat some of the stress factors common to athletes.
By relaxing and creating a positive attitude, you’re likely to perform at a much higher level, according to Dr. Michael Roizen, Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer and co-author with Dr. Mehmet Oz of the best-selling YOU series of books.
Time in a hot tub can also help improve sleep which is an essential part of the recovery process.
Do Hot Tubs Help Injury Recovery?
In general, a hot tub can help your body recover from injury in the same way it helps you recover from your fitness routine or workout. Increased circulation helps carry nutrients to an injured area to assist in the healing process. In many cases, alternating ice and heat can help even more.
However, every injury is different and may require a different recovery strategy. If you have an injury, check with a physician to find out how hot tub therapy can benefit your individual healing process.
Remember, a fitness routine and strategy involve far more than exercise. In fact, what you do when you’re not exercising can play a huge part in helping you progress and succeed. Time in a Caldera Spas hot tub can become an essential daily routine to help you reach your goals, stay limber, avoid injuries and stay relaxed and focused.
Caldera Spas® As Part Of Your Fitness Routine
Do you currently use your Caldera Spas® hot tub as part of your fitness routine, and how does it help you?
How soon after a workout do you use your hot tub to massage tired muscles?
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